You may have seen a few peeks of the new Make the Date set yesterday - it is HUGE! Its perfect for invitations, calendars, to do lists, journals etc! If you ask me, it is a *must have* set for stampers.
There is also an amazing set of digital downloads which have been put together for you to quickly and easily make calendars, to do lists and more! The calendar template is available in both a large and a small version. For my sample, I used the larger sized calendar for my project today. Let me just say that I downloaded, printed, trimmed and assembled this in less than 30 minutes. Which for me, is pretty fast!
Using a paper trimmer, I quickly trimmed off the whitespace around the calendar, and then adhered it to a piece of kraft cardstock. A quick zip zap through my machine and a bit of distress ink, then it was added to a piece of MFT's Hot Fudge cardstock with dimensional boosters. I used Make the Date to add "January" to the calendar and sponged the edge to match.
I've added some of my favorite touches to the matting - this month that consists of using my Apron Lace punch, sewing, distressing, distress inking, a little grosgrain ribbon and a few half pearls. Oh, and about five trips through the sewing machine with the "crazy stitch."
Since it came together so easily, I decided that I'll make a new one each month, based on whatever my newest "thing" is that month. You'll see February in the next day or so as I'm already loving the Valentines day theme!
Don't forget to stop by Kim's blog today after 11am EST for links to all the DT who will be participating in previews today!